VIDEO: Watch how a Maryland Cop Violate's a Man's Constitutional Rights

Cop claims he was just doing his job.

The Baltimore County cop had seen the young man in court not too long ago, so he approached him and demanded his identification, telling him he needed to check him for warrants.

But John Holt Jr. was doing nothing to raise suspicion that he was committing a crime.

Instead, he was simply walking into a store with his fiancee when the cop stopped him and demanded his identification.

The man's fiancee began recording and the cop acted as if he was doing nothing wrong. Holt posted the video on his Facebook page stating the officer was a witness in his case, but did not specify anything about his case.

"I think you may have a warrant," Baltimore County police officer H.R. Persuhn said. "Because I've dealt with you before."

But that is still not grounds to demand a person's identification in public. You do not permanently lose your Constitutional rights just because a cop has "dealt with you before."

Holt accused him of harassing him, which the cop denied.

"It's not harassment, it's called, I'm doing my job," Persuhn said.

And when Holt continued complaining, the cop ordered him to lower his voice, accusing him of causing a disturbance.

But the video shows Holt was hardly talking louder than the cop. Had he whispered, the cop would have had issue with that as well.

The cop was doing nothing more than fishing, thinking he had an easy target in Holt.

At one point, Persuhn loses his cools and gets into Holt's face, telling him to stop talking loudly, but it's clear he was just angry that Holt did not bow to his authority in seconds.

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today_is_the_day
today_is_the_day

They are so easily able to violate our rights because they have whole government departments dedicated (and funded) to backing up what they do, right or wrong. I know people do not like bigger government, but the only real solution to these violations is to create independent departments in the government, by legislation, that are dedicated (and funded) to defending our rights. The whole problem is we have to depend on our own funds, or private organizations, insufficient for the task, in most cases.

Drageonian
Drageonian

Here's what I dont get about these posts...

Its very frustrating and upsetting to see police treating people this way, I think we all can agree on that, so, here we have the video, the name of the city, the officers name, and the civilians name. We repeatedly share these videos and become frustrated by what we see in them. Everyone already knows that these problems exist and are really happening. We are well aware that we are seeing unfavorable behavior by some cops so the whole "Im sharing to enlighten others who dont know" excuse is unacceptable now. So what next? Are we watching and sharing just so we can be frustrated and go "SMH", or are these videos intend to inspire some sort of action, such as bombarding that police department with calls and emails complaining against this officer and demanding he be reprimanded? Because if all we are doing is sharing and watching then I no longer want to be bothered with it. I am interested in collective activism against this, but no one can fight this alone. It takes the efforts of everyone offended by it in order to force change. If that isnt the goal or purpose of posting and sharing these videos, then what is? I would really like to know what all the people who shared this video before me actually did to address it other than share it and bitch about it amongst other commenters?

StevenThomas
StevenThomas

Do we need Law Enforcement Officers like this? Probably not!

Topper 2211
Topper 2211

This officer should be harshly reprimanded! And suspend.

vegas jack
vegas jack

Another badged Nazi fuck, who needs a talking to from the Bear Jew and his baseball bat.